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  • An Enemy of the People
    Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People' kicks off 2014/2015 Tarragon season
    We like to think we know what the truth means. It holds an absolute, immutable value that's unshakable in the face of ignorance. Or at least, that's what's seemingly presented in "An Enemy of the People", which opened on...
  • Tarragon Theatre's "An Enemy of the People" opens September 26
    Behind the scenes: Tarragon Theatre's Richard Rose on 'An Enemy of the People'
    Summer is either the shortest or longest season, depending on your slant. If waiting for the next season of Tarragon Theatre to start, the months seem to drag on endlessly while its first play of the 2014/2015 season, "An Enemy of the People...
  • The all seeing eye
    The consideration of Saudi Decapitation in a polite society of American slaves
    In our society, we have a Bill of Rights and a Constitution that are supposed to protect both law-abiding citizens and antisocial misfits. Caught red handed, a person has the right to due process in a court of law, a law based on our moral and...
  • Courtroom
    Who can we really trust?
    Who can we really trust in our society? Are what we told by the media and others actually true or half-truths? Are we ourselves repeating these lies and actually believing them? What to do when reality seems fake? I believe we have all felt this...
  • Uncertain Visions
    Distractions, Distortions, Deceptions: What are the Facts?
    Part of one's educational experience should provide a means for identifying the truth by formulating questions appropriate to an issue. This has become critical when seeking to understand the nature of political discourse, its impact on world...
  • Practice for the real thing
    A chaotic world: like father, like son
    Mix together threatened political power structures, economic instability and default, cultural experiments gone haywire, then pepper them with un-reasoned fear, selfish and self-centered concerns for evil intent, further salted by mandated and...
  • Be Complete - A Devotion
    Be Complete - A Devotion
    Psalm 73:23-25 (NKJV)Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides...
  • Trutha
    A study of Newspaper bias in the Princeton-Dartmouth game of 1951
    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ― Thomas JeffersonI remember my time writing for newspapers. What a rush of ego to see my thoughts in print. I carefully cut out each...
  • Newscaster Completely Owns ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Newscaster Completely Owns ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Aussie newscaster Lincoln Humphries spilled some truth instead of wasting some ice water on live TV this week when nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Humphries is not the only one to note that the viral phenomenon that is sweeping...
  • The lack of will
    Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel accused of being anti-semitic
    If someone takes a stand against what is now called Zionism, that is, the Church/State of Israel, many times the label anti-Semitic is placed on them. This is a curious predicament for those who have held a high regard for the plight of Jews, and...
  • Oscar Winning Actress Sandra Bullock with Quinton Aaron who played Michael Ohr in The Blind Side
    “It’s What It Is": How acceptance empowers us
    It’s not good. It’s not bad. It’s what it is. The underlying message: Who’s to say what is good or bad? So often a seeming positive turns out to be a negative and what seemed so negative turns out to be the best instruction...
  • Obama & Netanyahu "transcript": when a lie is necessary to get out the truth
    Obama & Netanyahu "transcript": when a lie is necessary to get out the truth
    There is a fascinating controversy over whether a "leaked" transcript of a conversation between Obama and Netanyahu, that was reported on Israeli TV, is "real".Here is the alleged transcript. My analysis of it follows. It is an...
  • Don't Believe In God? Join the Club
    Atheism 101: Why isn't everyone an atheist?
    “If atheism is so true, why isn’t everyone an atheist?” That was the question a religious believer recently asked me and to be honest, it wasn’t the first time I have heard that question. There are many ways in which one...
  • Truth of Investing
    The Market Will Drop...Eventually
    There is an old expression that "trees don't grow to the moon". It means that eventually the good times will come to an end, and that which has risen, shall fall.I bring this up in light of the bull market we have been experiencing...
  • Scared to Death - A Devotion
    Scared to Death - A Devotion
    Galatians 5:1&7-8 (NLT)“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law…”“You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from...